Lots of sherry and fruit in this, Glenfarclas 12 was originally bottled for export and travel retail markets. In 2006, it was named the "Best Sherried Whisky" in the Single Malt World Cup, and in 2007 and 2008 it won Gold at the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival.
Nose: Light and creamy with a mix of supple, soft sherry and Manuka honey. Gentle and well-balanced, there are hints of smoke, rich oak, and a little pine resin.
Palate: Medium-bodied, with notes of date and walnut cake, Oloroso sherry and hints of earthy forest floor. A beautiful note of malt, with toffee apple and a touch of smoke.
Finish: Spicy and long, notes of allspice, cinnamon and cloves, with orange zest and sherry.
The distinctive character of Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, for which only three essential ingredients are required; pure spring water, malted barley and yeast, is due to the Grant family’s commitment to traditional distillation methods, combined with the unique size and shape of the Glenfarclas copper pot stills, the specially selected oak casks, and the style and location of the warehouses.
In charge of production is Shane Fraser, our Distillery Manager. Originally from Royal Deeside, Shane has seventeen years experience in all aspects of distilling, having previously worked at distilleries on Deeside and the West Coast. One of Shane’s more important tasks is to monitor the progress of the casks as they mature in the dunnage warehouses, to identify which casks to select for the different expressions of Glenfarclas. Shane first visited Glenfarclas shortly after leaving school, impressed by the visit it was a dream come true when he was appointed Distillery Manager in January 2007.